Martha Graham Quotes

- Notable Martha Graham Quotes Index -

Born: May 11, 1894, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, New York, USA, April 1, 1991

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
- Martha Graham

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
- Martha Graham

I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.
- Martha Graham

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
- Martha Graham

The body is a sacred garment.
- Martha Graham

The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body.
- Martha Graham

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
- Martha Graham

To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that.
- Martha Graham

We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
- Martha Graham

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